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In an attempt to win a Darwin award, I managed to drill through some conduit carrying electric cable while drilling holes to mount my telly on the wall.

The electricity tripped, and luckily I didnt get electrocuted or anything. I was able to immediately turn the electricity back on, and there are no apparent issues, no tripping etc. I called an electrician and told him the details, and he said it was highly unlikely there was any fire risk as the wires are in conduit (from what I can tell) and modern houses (approx 5 years) have good switch boxes and will trip before allowing damage to occur.

The cable looks to run from the lounge up to under the floorboards in the main bedroom (ring wired I think), so I need to remove the floorboards from up there, as this runs under the skirting boards I assume ill have to remove these to get the boards up.

Any hints and tips for doing the job? as in being able to save the skirting boards etc, plan is as follows:

1. Remove floorboards (and skirting)
2. Find the cable that goes to the plug and pull it up
3. Repair if possible, otherwise use a connector and connect a new piece of wire to it
4. Connect the new wire to the plug socket.

Cheers
 
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